The Ornamental Gardens display historic and new varieties of flowers and shrubs for the amateur gardener and general public. The Gardens include a Heritage Rose garden, Explorer Rose garden, Preston Lilac collection, Peony and Iris collections, Macoun sunken garden, rock garden, perennial and annual beds and hedge collections. Visitors can park in a small parking lot off the NCC Driveway or in the Agriculture and Food Museum parking lot off Prince of Wales Drive.
The gardens are open to the public daily all year around.
The Friends of the Farm sponsor Garden tours and Master Gardener lectures, and have published a book on the Ornamental Gardens.